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    Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Took me long enough to find the right one, but eventually this is the lucky Tina, that's gonna be transformed into a V8 beauty. Not a quick fix project, but bit by bit, it will hopefully come together.

    The 2 main components of the project are ...

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    1972 Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr



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    302Ci small block Ford motor, from 1967 Mustang






    Thanks to Rob (bortaf) for selling me the shell, and all your help
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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    great finded i have been looking for a long time for a good two door and the engine all the ingrediants for a awesome project

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Gonna be a lovely motor, the 302 suits the car perfectly IMHO

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    This will be seriously cannot wait to see and hear this one when it's done

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Ooooo taisty lump
    Don't forget the list i'm finding bits all round the place

    Glad it's gone to somone who will make it into a worthwhile motor TBH

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    great project mate good luck

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Nice one! Needs some arches though I reckon......
    You're ahead of me now, I have car but still no engine!
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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Don't really think I'm ahead of you Zebra. I haven't got a car, all I've got is a shell needing alot of work, and an engine.


    I can't make up my mind what to do about the arches.

    I reckon the Escort front bubble type arches all round is an option, as is the Cologne kit with alot of fettling, but I also think it would look just as hard, slammed, with a tubbed out rear and big rubber underneath.

    I know that's already been done, and the arched route would be different, but there's nothing to be gained by being different if it's just gonna look shit. I really need to see some better photoshop attempts before I make a decision.

    Not decided on a gearbox yet either, but I'll have a look at prices for a Mustang 6sp manual, and then when I regain conciousness, I'll probably opt for a good old T5

    Colourwise, at the moment, I'm leaning towards Maize Yellow. A proper retro GT colour, and looks good with the BVR (which I want to re-fit) and probably a Webasto/Britax full length s/roof too.

    Gonna have a chat with my bodyshop man this weekend, and try and figure out some sort of costing plan, so we both know where we stand, and figure out what parts I still need to find.
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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    So much potenial there
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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    I love 2 door mk3 tina's, going to be a top project Guy

    I always fancied a silver one with Black vinyl roof, gxl front lights, lowered, running on 7x13 silver 4 spokes

    reckon that would be spot on, nice choice of engine too, suits the muscle look of the car


    please dont arch it though



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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Yeah, I've changed my mind about the arches. Gonna tub it instead. That's if it ever gets started. I think I need to find someone else to do this one

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Tubb and arch ...




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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    That's not a wheel, that's a tumble dryer with a tyre on it but still uber

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    That has got to be done Guy
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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    gotta be arched like that . . . looks awsome!!!

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Looks awesome on an Escort, but maybe not on a Cortina

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Very nice Project im just picturing the car in a flat black with some polish deep dish rims slammed to the ground with the carb sticking out of the hood hubba hubba lol

    sorry my imagination is going wild here hehe


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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    God,if only a car could be run that low,I'd do it tomorrow

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Quote Originally Posted by Capri302 View Post
    God,if only a car could be run that low,I'd do it tomorrow
    Bag it and it can

    Tina is easy to do that to as well, being coils allround and wishbone front end

    I personally would bag it, run it that low but tubbed under standard arches

    Check out Nightmares Mk3 Van for the full on Pro-Touring style look

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    this is COOL!!! nothing else to it..... COOL!

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Gaz what size rim is on that fOOKIN awsome ESCORT!
    And as usual stunnin work bruv!

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Sorry Guy...

    Diddy, all info will be here
    http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=123976

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Gaz doesnt say out about the rear wheel size looks at least 10x 15 , may be wronge would love to no .

    Cheers bruv!

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    looks like its gonna be a cool project if you need a gearbox for that 302 i know of a very good new TCI Streetfighter C4 box with everything needed including shifter torque convertor flex plate ect,, going

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    I think we need to have a chat matey

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Well it hadn't moved far, since I got it, but now it's off to it's new home at Old School Customs, in Kent.

    If anybody fancies having a go at my rear engine conversion, I will be selling kits at a later date






    Also found out today, that the engine is from a 1968 Mustang, not a '67. Not sure if that makes a difference to the flex plate on the C4 I'm hopefully getting from Nightmares - fingers crossed
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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Quote Originally Posted by Gmac View Post


    Also found out today, that the engine is from a 1968 Mustang, not a '67. Not sure if that makes a difference to the flex plate on the C4 I'm hopefully getting from Nightmares - fingers crossed
    no unfortunately not the only one that would would be the later HO engine found in the fox body mustangs its to do with the balance weight later ones use a 50oz 92> early ones use the 28oz sorry

    oh manual box for the van will be here end of next week so C4 box will be out week after

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    your new gearbox and all associated parts await



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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Nice one. I'll give OSC a ring on Monday to arrange getting it to them. Can you pm me your number, so we can sort everything

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    pm sent fella

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    nice.

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Apart from the front spoiler I think the arches on this period 1977 car look spot on

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    nice 1 there...love mk3 2drs as ye know.. hof the legendary mk3..if u are gonna arch it ill do a pic with those huge arches

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Not gonna arch this one now. It's gonna be tubbed instead.

    I picked up the front wheels, ARE Torque Thrust II's, a couple of weeks ago (8x16) and have ordered the rears, which have to be built up. They are 11x17 with the shallowest back space I could get, which I think is about 3 1/4". Nice deep dish to them. Gonna run 315/35/17 rubber on the rear.

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Progress is being made on the bodywork now. Still plenty to do, and I need to find a n/s/r arch (rocking horse doo-doo)











    I just sent the latest instalment for some more goodies.

    9" rear with LSD & Tru Trac locker, inc h/d shafts & bearings.
    Wilwood 4 pots all round.
    Wisbech Engineering front end ...



    Custom made to fit, and fully adjustable for ride height, castor & camber etc. There will be power steering fitted too.

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Thanks Gary

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    Now that front end is interesting

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    Re: Mk3 Cortina GT 2dr V8 project

    All the best with the project Gmac. It really is fascinating to see a Uk spec 2 door version Cortina,quite common in Europe mainly.

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